“Tories Admit to Wiki Alteration”

February 15, 2009

Every so often you get a story like this one.

And people say “this proves that Wikipedia is unreliable”.

It actually proves that if you try and put a disputed or contentious edit in Wikipedia you always get found out.

So it actually proves how reliable Wikipedia is.

What it also proves is that sometimes facts are disputed.

It seems that there are various different possibilities for Titian’s birth date. So it’s probably not a good idea to use Titian’s birthday as a way of scoring a political point…

Every time there is one of these incidents Wikipedia just gets stronger and stronger.


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